A stirring stand-alone novel set in Neal Asher’s Polity universe.
The Theocracy has been useless for 20 years, and the Polity ideas on Masada. however the Tidy Squad involves rebels who can't settle for the hot order. Their hate for surviving theocrats is undiminished, and the long-lasting Jeremiah Tombs is on the best in their hit list.
Escaping his health center, Tombs is driven into painful disagreement with the truth he has shunned because the uprising. His madness needs to be cured, as the near-mythical hooder referred to as the Technician that attacked him all these years in the past did whatever to his brain that even the AIs fail to appreciate. Tombs may possibly own information regarding the suicide of a complete alien race.
The battle drone Amistad, whose task it really is to convey this data to gentle, recruits Leif supply, an ex-rebel Commander, to guard Tombs, besides the black AI Penny Royal, who every body idea was once useless. The amphidapt Chanter, who has studied the bone sculptures the Technician makes with the continues to be of its prey, can help too. in the meantime, in deep house, the mechanism the Atheter used to minimize themselves to animals stirs from shut eye and starts off to strength up its weapons.
With an exciting and well-developed again tale, this house opera, released for the 1st time within the usa, is a primary instance of the grand, darkish, and intricate tale Neal Asher fanatics have come to expect.
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